I think this is a problem coming from using a different Java runtime (It's happening to me in Win7, with Java7).
Default color serialization support may have changed in recent releases.
I will study this problem, but I think we will need to use our own color serialization.
Life... is like a grapefruit. It's orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast.